Husband and I went in April, 2nd trip to Palau. It was around our anniversary so we decided to stay at PPR for 5 days and Sea Passion for 2nd 1/2 of trip (Review of that hotel is on here too) Well, I got sick, we're talking 103 can't talk kind of sick on the plane ride over, the staff was helpful in getting me to the hospital as it was a Sat. In regards to that, my reccommendation is don't get sick here!! But about the hotel:
Food: The buffets which were quite pricey.. I think about $20++ for breakfast and $40'ish for dinner were also usually great. Really nice selection. I definitely had Buffet envy when we tried a la carte..by the end of the trip we had given in and had buffet all the time. Breakfast unless you get up super early you will probably eat there since it would take a while to get anywhere else as the grounds are kind of remote and pickups for diving is usually between 8-9 am.
Dinner you can take a taxi (10 minutes) into town and go elsewhere but the sunsets from the open air restaurant are pretty tempting and relaxing. Service in the restaurant is slow...I know all about island time..I live in South Florida, everything is "island time" here too..but this was particularly bad, especially since tip is included..but you will have that anywhere that is the case.
The rooms here come with a can of Raid sitting right out in the open when you walk in, there is a reason for this. Fortunately ours were just geckos and they were easy to carry outside, again, it's an island so... Having stayed at 2 other hotels on the island I definitely admit that if money is no option, it is a VERY relaxing place and I was glad to have convalesced there when I wasn't feeling well rather than one of the in town hotels where food at odd hours is sometimes an issue.
Room has one of the Japanese super toilets which does everything but your pedicure, showers had decent hot water and pressure, bed was softer than most in this neck of the woods, but still a hard bed by Western standards.
Once a week they have a Guest greeting type of thing, don't get your hopes up here, to be honest this was pretty dissappointing..a"traditional" dance performed by young kids in traditional garb, which was slightly awkward but hysterical because they couldn't even keep a straight face as they chanted and danced on the beach (definitely made us think these kids had lost the bet and were forced to do this) the cocktail/appetizers were gone in the 1st 15 minutes and were really terrible little plates of snacks between 100 people, they gave each of us a fresh coconut which was nice.. but the underwhelming effort by the hotel to make this a nice event was a little insulting..they did arrange for a perfect sunset, so a "10" on that.
Really have nothing on the negative side...even if it's too costly to stay there it is definitely a nice to place to visit for an evening dinner by the water..
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- Palau Pacific Hotel Koror
- Palau Pacific Koror
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